Stevie winners will be celebrated during virtual awards ceremony on August 5

Orlando, FL – May 18, 2020 – Claude Valentin was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Support Staff category in The 18th Annual American Business Awards® today.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, August 5.  Tickets for the virtual event are now on sale.

More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Claude Valentin was nominated in the Support Staff category for Corner Financial Corporation.

The American Business Awards of 2020 Judges had these to say about Claude Valentin:

“Claude seems super-human! Strong innovations that lead to customer retention and growth.”

“It doesn’t matter where you sit in an organization – you can make a difference. This is apparent in the initiative, work ethic, and attitude of Claude.”

“. Valentin seems to have taken Corner Financial’s customer support function from inception to realization, and has done so at neutral or minimal cost to the business. The improvement across all meaningful metrics, the most of important of which being returning customers, speaks to Mr. Valentin’s singular focus – the customer.”

More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion.  We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on August 5.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2020 Stevie winners are available at


About Corner Financial Corporation  

Corner Financial Corporation was founded in 2010 to provide guaranteed funding to small business owners. Corner Financial Corporation is a provider of both consumer and business loans based in Orlando, FL. The company is committed to being at the financial corner of its customers by providing quick and affordable financing to individuals and small businesses alike. The company model – “It Is Always Greener On Our Side” ensures that small businesses and consumers alike that have been turned down by other financial institutions can always another

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors of The 2020 American Business Awards include John Hancock Financial Services, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.



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